Marjorie Burge writes:
On Friday 24th April our guest for the evening was Les Ayres MPAGB EFIAP EPSA APAGB showing his photography under the title of ‘For Personal Pleasure’. Les, a former member of Sittingbourne Photographic Society, a Premier Judge and now from West Cumbria Photo Group, chose from his vast collection of photography to show us images which have been accepted in international exhibitions, mainly by the Photographic Society of America. He seems to have covered all genres of photography, although did say he wasn’t a wildlife photographer and confessed that most of the images he showed were ‘things that didn’t move’. Lots of enhancement in his photography, particularly, of course, his creative images, and a definite eye for seeing shapes and patterns where others would pass by. The first half of the evening was taken up with prints, and after the interval he showed some of his AV’s, where he had combined his love of classical music with his love of photography, covering graffiti, textile artists, cathedrals, solitary walks - his washing lines and pegs was my favourite. An enjoyable evening – it is always good to hear an enthusiast talking about his travels with a camera.
Next Friday, 1st May, we have the Panel Competition for the Driftwood Trophy (donated by Chris Shore), to be judged by Clive Tanner FRPS DPAGB. Each panel will consist of up to six images linked by content or technique, so a good evening for visitors to discover more about APS photography.